View Full Version : Recurves, like Jaguar gpi minimum

03-14-2010, 11:31 AM
Does anyone know the Martin recommendation for minimum grains per inch for a recurve such as the Jaguar Takedown. Is it 5 gpi ? I know Black Widow is like 8 gpi. I don't want to buy too light of arrows. Thanks.

03-14-2010, 10:32 PM
I've not seen any specs on GPI for the Jaguar, but would recommend you stay in the 6-8 (or even a little higher) with the recurve. It's going to shoot slower than a compound and I think you'll benefit from the heavier weight in the penetration category.

You will also recover some speed from a heavier arrow by installing a FF string rather than the Dacron string it comes with. If speed is critical for you, just stick with a compound. At bowhunting (esp. recurve) distances, speed is not a factor; accuracy and penetration are most important in all cases.


Anton Meyer
03-15-2010, 11:19 AM
HALLO frankm My Name is Anton I myself shoot a Jaguar I prefer the EASTON allies they Realy Work try a 125gr point GREETINGS from RSA

03-16-2010, 08:37 AM
Response from Martin:

Thank you for writing Martin Archery customer support.

Do not shoot the bow at any less than 8 gpp.

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